QUOTE(mik30 @ Mar 8 2009, 03:34 AM)
They had not to remove the check. The better way would have been
to simply add the new form to the current list of checks.
Got to disagree with you there. Microsoft now have a way of upsetting iXtreme firmwares prior to 1.51: mess with the video partition. Okay, so it was probably accidental, but it's there now.
If you just add the new form to the list, you end up in a cat & mouse game where MS changes it, you add it, MS changes it again, you add it again and so on. The firmware on your machine would only cover games currently released, nothing newer.
Modders who don't own the consoles wouldn't want to keep doing these upgrades for free.
Console owners who aren't modders wouldn't want to keep paying for upgrades, either.
Anyway, you're backing the game up yourself so it's no big deal adding ABGX360 to the rip-and-burn process, surely?
QUOTE(barzi @ Mar 8 2009, 02:30 PM)
But how do you smart patch it? If you have an original file, then you have to patch it.. But you can only choose from 1.4 firmwares, not 1.51. How to do that?
Not tried yet (not modding this weekend) but I'd assume the process is the same as if you're flashing to retail but you've lost your original.bin. You don't use the smart patcher.
Copy key - paste it into NotePad if you like.
Open iXtreme firmware.
Paste key (watch the key in the box as you do it - it should change from old to new) and click the "Replace key" button.
Choose "differential flash" and read the drive to detect differences - in the case of 78/79 drives, if the firmware appears too different, try a different version - you've got four to pick from. Remember to replace the key again!
If only a handful of differences appear (like it usually does when using FWTB) you should be OK to flash.This post has been edited by Exobex: Mar 8 2009, 03:15 PM